WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) Practice Transformation Network

Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI)
Focus

Practice transformation network that works to improve population health outcomes, reduce hospitalizations, and avoid overutilization of services. Practices receive access to the national TCPI curriculum and locally developed tools and resources, as well as customized assistance to prepare for the transition to value-based payment models across the spectrum of care delivery. Core elements include:

  • Improving general population health outcomes for all patients
  • Reducing unnecessary healthcare utilization through evidence-based care standardization and incorporation of shared decision-making in specialty care and primary care
  • Reducing avoidable hospitalizations
Provided by
UW Medicine
Partners

UW Medicine Accountable Care Network, and WWAMI Region Practice and Research Network

Funded by
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Regional Availability
Statewide
Targeted Participants

Primary care and specialty care practices affiliated with UW Medicine, the UW Medicine Accountable Care Network, and the WWAMI  Region Practice and Research Network, and select organizations in the greater WWAMI region

(note: Individual clinicians enrolled in this TCPI network may not enroll in another TCPI network)

Targeted patient populations
All patients
Timeframe
September 2015–September 2019
Practice Benefits
  • Advanced training and collaborative learning groups to foster adoption of “best practices” in primary care coordination of high-risk, complex patients
  • Training and skill building in quality improvement, process improvement, and change management
  • Technical assistance and connection to resources that align with practice’s transformation goals
  • Forums for networking and shared learning across enrolled practices
  • Access to national TCPI curriculum and associated resources, as well as best practice toolkits developed out of UW Medicine for primary and specialty care transformation topics
Contact

BrieAna White, brieana@uw.edu